Cargill Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2020

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3.9
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Cargill President & CEO David W. MacLennan
David W. MacLennan
743 Ratings
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  • "High workload so It's difficult to hace work life balance(in 102 reviews)

  • "Long hours During the week, but flexibility for what days(in 67 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
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    "Cargill is a great company to work for!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - A&R Costing Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cargill full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Lives the values of diversity and inclusion. Work life balance has improved a lot over the last 10 years. Strong, stable, diversified company. Good benefits. Sr Management has improved over the last ten years.

    Cons

    Moved admin (accounting, finance, HR, etc.) positions out of the US to India and Costa Rica. Slow to embrace new technologies but this is changing.

  2. "Lovely company to work for"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cargill full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people you work with feel like family. The culture is relaxed, yet focused on hard work. Management is typically very down to earth and easy to talk to.

    Cons

    Very slow moving and slow to change. Outdated systems.

  3. "Cargill BOSC"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Management Associate in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cargill full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great pay, great company. Good people to work with, work hard and you can move up in the company.

    Cons

    10 hours shifts, mostly 6 days a week. Very labor intensive work. Hourly employees calling in a lot.

  4. "Great first job"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Account Representative 

    I worked at Cargill full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, great direct leadership

    Cons

    lots of travel, not great communication from mid-management

  5. "Good place to start a manufacturing career"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cargill full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Decent pay but lots of overtime with no additional compensation for salaried employees. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    No overtime compensation for salaried employees, expect to work 70 hour weeks regularly. Bonuses are few and far between. Very few opportunities for advancement in middle management.

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  6. "They are good to have on a resume"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Eddyville, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cargill full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Cargill does a good job at throwing you to the fire, but offers some support to get you ready to tackle the job. with my time there I have been able to solve tremendous problems due to the frequency of them and fast paced learning.

    Cons

    pay is not great and they are not competitive. promotion opportunities don't come with the proper compensation for the additional headaches

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  7. "Great workplace!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SWE Intern in Champaign, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Cargill part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great team good projects nice office. Great management and team building

    Cons

    No cons as such in my mind

  8. "DONT DO IT"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Cargill full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Pay and decent health benefits

    Cons

    Crappy Coworkers, Talk behind and stab you in back, terrible management

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  9. "It was good. Was with Cargill for a decade"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Credit and Counterparty Risk Lead 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cargill full-time

    Pros

    Global company that offers many opportunities .

    Cons

    The company did some massive retrenchments in Africa

  10. "Ok"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Milton, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Cargill full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Job security safety culture is great

    Cons

    Feel like you work for a very large company

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